The European Commission and the AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the co-programmed partnership that will serve as a European focal point for AI, Data and Robotics. Adra is one of the European Partnerships in digital, industry and space in Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027. The partnership leverages a total of 2.6 billion euros to address the key challenges in European AI, data and robotics.
The AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra) was founded May 21st to represent the private side of the partnership. Adra is a joint initiative by five industrial and research committees to improve Europe’s position in the sector. The University of Twente is closely involved in this partnership. Stefano Stramigioli, professor Advanced Robotics at the University of Twente, is one of Adra’s Vice-Presidents and is serving as Vice-President of euRobotics (European Robotics Association).
The Vision of the Partnership is to boost European competitiveness, societal wellbeing and environmental aspects to lead the world in researching, developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI, data and robotics based on European fundamental rights, principles and values. By 2030, European sovereignty is expected in the development and deployment of reliable, secure and robust AI, data and robotics, compatible with EU values and regulations.